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The English surname Brigg derives from the Old Norse word "bryggja." It is the Northern English form of the word bridge.

Brigg Early Origins



The surname Brigg was first found in Yorkshire, about the year 1275, at Wakefield. Within the next century it had branched into Cumberland, and even further north to Aberdeenshire in Scotland. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Hugh ate Brugge and Roger ate Brugge in Oxfordshire while the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Juliana del Bryg, Robertus atte Brig and Ricardus atte Brygg. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Between the 11th and 15th century there were numerous recordings of various members of the family name as they flourished in the north and into Scotland.

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Brigg Spelling Variations


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Brigg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Brigg, Briggs, Brigge and others.

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Brigg Early History


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Brigg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brigg research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1382, 1504, 1628, 1633, 1684, 1561, 1630, 1642, 1704 and are included under the topic Early Brigg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brigg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brigg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brigg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brigg In Ireland


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Brigg In Ireland



Some of the Brigg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brigg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Clement Brigg, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621
  • Henry Brigg, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Geo Brigg, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • John Brigg, who landed in Maryland in 1677

Brigg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Brigg landed in America in 1753

Brigg Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Brigg settled in Saint John Island in 1775

Brigg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John A. Brigg, aged 37, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Elizabeth Brigg, aged 40, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortiter et Fideliter
Motto Translation: Boldly and faithfully.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Brigg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brigg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 7 October 2013 at 16:02.

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